Utah 52-70 Celery Seeds

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The Utah 52-70 is a variety of celery seed that is ideal for short seasons, as it can be harvested at any point after the stalks reach at least six inches in height.  Utah 52-70 grows taller, with longer ribs, deeper green color, and is sweeter than the original Utah. This variety develops strong roots with good heart development and is a good option for gardeners with limited space.

 

- Latin Name: Apium graveolens var. dulce
- Days to Maturity: 100
- Life Cycle: Biennal, usually grown as an annual
- Canada Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-9 / Biennal 7-9
- Start Indoors or Cold Frame: 10-12 weeks before transplanting outdoors
- Seeds Per 5 cm Cell: 3 or 6 seeds every 5 cm in row flats
( After the second set of true leaves, thin to a single plant per cell or transplant to 5 cm plug trays)
- Planting Depth: Press without covering
( Celery seeds require light to germinate.) 
- Days to Germination: 14-21
- Germination Optimal Soil Temperature: 21-25°C
- Seedlings Optminal Daytime Temperature: 16-21°C
- Days from transplanting to mature crop: 60-80
( Reduce the water for 7-10 days when hardening)
- Transplant Seedlings: 15-20 cm apart
- Direct Sowing: 2 weeks before final spring frost until 10-12 weeks before expected fall frost
- Seed Spacing: 15 seeds every 30 cm
- Thinning Seedlings: Progressively until 15-20 cm apart
- Row Spacing: 60-90 cm
- Plant Height: 30-60 cm
- Harvest: Cut stalks when they are of edible size. 
- Average Seeds Needed Per 10 m Row: 500
- Average Yield Per 10 m Row: 35 heads

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

Dense hearts of tall green stalks will reward the home gardener who accepts the challenge of growing this long season, cool weather vegetable. To get a head start on the season, celery seeds should be started 10-12 weeks before the last spring frost.

Spread seeds in flats, about 2 cm apart. You can firm the seeds into place, but there is no need to cover with soil. Celery seeds will require light to germinate, usually taking about 2-3 weeks. Set under lights for 16 hours/day and keep seeds moist by misting and/or bottom watering. Try to keep the ambient temperature an ideal 21°C.

When seedlings develop their second true leaf, either thin them out or transplant individuals into deeper pots. Prepare for transplanting by hardening off the young plants. Reduce watering a bit and expose gradually to the sun and outdoor elements. Cold weather can cause celery to bolt, so wait until night time lows stay above 4°C. Seedlings can be transplanted into the bed about 20-25 cm apart, water well.

Celery will thrive in cooler temperatures, rich soil and under full sun. Because of its shallow roots, mulch, thorough waterings and top dressing with fertilizer are good practices to enrich overall plant health.

Stalks can be tied together to keep from spreading. Practice blanching by covering or wrapping stalks with brown bag paper or cardboard. Do not cover the leaves. Sheltering from the sun will help prevent the development of bitter tasting stalks.

Celery can take up to 100 days to harvest. The whole bunch can be cut at once, but individual stalks can be continually picked throughout the fall until the last frost. Harvest stalks from the outside in when stalks reach 8 cm tall and enjoy a long season of celery's refreshing ribs.

QUICK FACTS

- Celery has been cultivated for its seeds and leaves since antiquity as an aromatic and medicinal plant. The Italians domesticated celery as a vegetable in the 1500s, resulting in selections with solid stems.

- Celery seeds will remain viable for 3 years if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down. 

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2022, the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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CF
04/07/2022
César F.

100% success rate. Great seeds. They germi...

100% success rate. Great seeds. They germinate very fast with a heating mat.

RW
31/10/2021
Roxane W.

what a great and easy transaction

what a great and easy transaction

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01/06/2021
Demoiselle ?.

Very professional packaging! Everything gr...

Very professional packaging! Everything grew!

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01/06/2021
Demoiselle ?.

Very professional packaging! Everything gr...

Very professional packaging! Everything grew!

EA
31/05/2021
El A.